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Alexis Sanchez’s pre-season delayed by visa problems 0

Posted on August 04, 2015 by David Nugent

Alexis Sanchez’s pre-season has been delayed by the fact that he had to wait for a new visa, according to the Daily Telegraph. The Chilean international was stuck in Paris on Monday, (not a bad place to be stuck really) waiting for his new visa to be processed.

The Chilean has been allowed an extended break after he helped his national side win the Copa America on home soil. The 26-year-old scored the winning penalty in the final of the competition against Argentina.

Arsenal beat Chelsea in Community Shield 0

Posted on August 02, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal claimed the first piece of silverware of the new English season by defeating London rivals Chelsea 1-0 at Wembley on Sunday.

The clash started in a very slow manner, as the two teams tried to feel each other out. The first real threat on goal came on 15 minutes, as Cesc Fabregas put Loic Remy through on goal, only for the Frenchman to be flagged offside.

The first attempt on goal came on 23 minutes. Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil found Theo Walcott with a cross and the England forward saw his header on goal saved by Thibaut Courtois.

Arsenal and Chelsea play out a goalless draw 0

Posted on April 26, 2015 by David Nugent

After a slow start the visitors had a penalty appeal turned down by referee Michael Oliver, as Oscar went down in the penalty area under a challenge from young Hector Bellerin.

On 12 minutes the Gunners had a half-chance. Olivier Giroud picked up the ball in the penalty area and the Frenchman attempted to flick the ball over Thibaut Courtois, but the Chelsea keeper gathered comfortably in the end.

The visitors had a golden opportunity and a penalty appeal turned down on 16 minutes. Former-Gunner Cesc Fabregas fired a superb pass over the Arsenal defence to Oscar, who lofted the ball over David Ospina, only for Bellerin to get back onto his own goal line and clear the ball wide of goal.

Arsenal’s performance against Chelsea disappointing 1

Posted on October 06, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal suffered a 2-0 defeat at London rivals and league leaders Chelsea on Sunday. In truth the home side were not outstanding and Arsenal did not performed terribly, but the Gunners still returned home from Stamford Bridge empty handed.


Chelsea always seemed to have control of the game and never looked in much danger, despite not being at their best they still managed to claim the three points. The Blues outmuscled the Gunners at times and certain players went missing on the big occasion.


Arsenal suffer defeat at Chelsea 0

Posted on October 05, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal lost their unbeaten Premier League record on Sunday as the Gunners suffered a 2-0 defeat at league leaders Chelsea.

The Gunners had the first attempt of the game on three minutes, as Alexis Sanchez fired well wide of goal with a long range effort. On ten minutes Sanchez collided with Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois, which led to a slight delay in play, as the Belgium international received treatment.

The game then went through a scrappy period with the biggest talking point handbags between Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger on the sidelines. The home side were awarded a penalty kick on 26 minutes.

Wenger admits missing the chance to sign Eden Hazard 0

Posted on May 07, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal supporters know the long list of names who could have joined Arsenal as younger players but went on to pursue a career elsewhere, but manager Arsene Wenger has revealed Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard is another who slipped through his fingers.

‘Yes, I wanted to take him, I had his agent at my home but again the barrier was financial and Chelsea made an effort that I couldn’t make. He can be one of the players who grows into the Messi, Ronaldo stature if he continues to develop well.’

Chelsea v Arsenal Money Back Special 0

Posted on March 22, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Premier League leaders Chelsea host title rivals Arsenal in lunch time kick-off at Stamford Bridge, with both sides looking to improve their position ahead of the season finale. And considering that a neither side would be satisfied with a stalemate, chances are we could see a very open game later today.

Taking into account that no high-profile match in the Premiership would be the same without Paddy Power’s Money Back Specials, you might want to hear what the Irish bookmaker have to say regarding the Stamford Bridge title-decider.

Chelsea’s inconsistency should encourage Gunners 1

Posted on December 19, 2013 by David Nugent

Arsenal could head into Monday night’s big game with Chelsea third in the league, with rivals Liverpool and Manchester City having very winnable games on Saturday. The Gunners have been top of the Premier League for a long time now, but the last few league games have brought the men from north London back down to earth.


The game against Chelsea will be a tough one. The Blues have spent vast amounts of money since the arrival of Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich as owner. Money seems to buy success these days and the Blues have been reasonably successful in recent years, but have not quite managed the domination they would have wish.

Lille line up Arsenal-target as Eden Hazard’s replacement 1

Posted on May 03, 2012 by admin

Arsenal target Marvin Martin will reject moves to England and Spain to stay in his native France.

The Sochaux midfielder has his heart set on replacing Eden Hazard when the Lille winger leaves the Ligue 1 side in the summer – most probably for the Premier League.

The Gunners and Valencia are interested in Martin, 23, who has made 30 league appearances for the relegation threatened side.

But he has high hopes of securing a move to Lille, with talks between the player and his prospective club already at an advanced stage, according to French newspaper L’Equipe.

Wenger Looking To Bring Star Belgian Winger Along With Hazard 6

Posted on February 25, 2012 by admin

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger seems to be looking into the possibility of bringing the number of Belgian internationals at Arsenal from one to three attempting to bring two of the most important pieces of the Belgium national squad.

We all know that Eden Hazard is one of these two pieces and we all saw what kind of damage he’s capable of, both in the French League 1 and in International games when he’s acting like the playmaker in a very youthful and skillful Belgian side who unfortunately missed the EURO 2012 qualification.

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